A team from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight recently held an exclusive event at the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, where they gave a presentation and spoke on what it takes to the keep the Flights aircraft in the skies.
OC BBMF, and fighter pilot, Squadron Leader Mark Sugden hosted the evening, alongside the fellow fighter pilot Sqn Ldr Mark Long, bomber pilot and Lancaster captain Flt Lt Paul "Ernie" Wise, and BBMF Operations Officer and fighter pilot Flt Lt Giles Croft.
BBMF PR Team volunteer, Cpl Pete Farrington attended the event. Speaking about the evening, Cpl Farrington said:
"The presentation itself focused on the incredible work done by all those who serve on the team, from the engineers to the pilots. It was truly captivating; from detailed images to atmospheric recollections of what it is like to fly these amazing machines, I was completely absorbed by their stories.
The talk came to life thanks to its knowledgeable speakers who filled us with admiration for all those involved. Every detail they provided about the operations and achievements of this remarkable air force team demonstrated how proud we should be of our country’s heroes."
We'd like to thank the Petwood Hotel for hosting the evening, and everyone that attended for their support and genuine passion for the Flight and what we stand for!
The imagery captured from the event below we're kindly provided by Cpl Pete Farrington.